The Mad Mad Monkey Online Slots Game
Mad Mad Monkey is a digital slot game created for Microgaming’s online slots platform Quickfire that adopts the jungle theme used in many other monkey-themed slots games. The background, in a palette of blues and greens, features a dense rain forest choked with trees and creepers, accompanied by a soundtrack of enthusiastic monkey noises. In free spins mode, the somewhat forbidding background changes to a much more flamboyant scene of colourful flowers and a spectacular waterfall. The mad mad monkey himself makes regular appearances from behind the reels, and after a big win will climb the screen, King Kong-style.
Mad Mad Monkey uses five reels and offers the player 50 bet lines, with a maximum bet per line of 20X the minimum. The highest win possible, five bananas with multipliers in free spins mode, can net a player 9 000X the line bet on a spin. As with most slots, wins require a match of three, four or five identical symbols (or wilds) in sequence, beginning on the leftmost reel. However, the 50 bet lines make all sorts of patterns possible that will result in matches and wins.
Mad Mad Monkey Basic Symbols and Wild
The Mad Mad Monkey game uses the standard poker icons 10, J, Q, K and A as its minor symbols, dressing them each to theme with the addition of a few leaves. The major symbols, in increasing order of win value, are peanuts, a split coconut, a goofy-looking snake, a rainbow-hued parrot and an enticing peeled banana.
The Wild icon, aptly enough, is the mad mad monkey himself, grinning insanely, and it can substitute for any icons except the Scatter symbol. Any winning matches that include the Wild will result in double the win, or tripled winnings during the Free Games feature. In addition, the Wild and banana icons can also appear in stacks on reels two, three and four. These stacks can be two, three or four icons high, so they greatly enhance the number of winning bet lines possible.
Three Scatters Trigger Free Games
The Scatter icon in Mad Mad Monkey is the game’s logo; three in any position after a spin will trigger free spins, called the Free Games feature. Free games are heralded by an animation of the mad mad monkey breaking out of the logo. They consist of 10 free spins during which all wins are trebled, but if three Scatter icons show up during a Free Games round, another 10 free spins are scored.
All wins during these free spins are automatically trebled, but the Wild monkey icon is also a multiplier, which increases all wins X2 in normal play, and X3 in Free Games. So a winning bet line consisting of five Wilds (substituting for five bananas) in Free Games mode will actually feature a 3X times 3X = 9X multiplier of the usual 1 000X win. In other words, the top win possible in Mad Mad Monkey is a substantial 9 000X the line bet.